Sir, You Are Being Hunted
Anyone who followed the game through its early-access period - which has now come to an end - will have seen how it has evolved in leaps and bounds. But it still has some way to go to truly fulfil its potential. The later hours of the game, in particular, feel like they need a little extra something to make finding those last few crystals into a gameplay crescendo instead of an exhausted stagger over the finish line. Even so, I've found myself going back to it, starting new worlds while juggling others in progress - largely because, even in the cramped indie survival game genre, there's nothing quite like Sir, You Are Being Hunted.
Sir, You Are Being Hunted is a dynamic and atmospheric stealth game that'll kill you politely.
Although dripping with atmosphere and loaded with great gags, Sir, You Are Being Hunted's survival elements feel unnecessary and its stealth bores.
A very British sense of humour and a compelling mix of Metal Gear and DayZ, but the randomised maps and dispiriting endgame does it no favours.
Sir, You Are Being Hunted doesn't execute on the premise in its own name.
With too many enemies present, Sir, You Are Being Hunted would simply be an open-world shooter, but with too few, it would be boring. While many might find its empty spaces dull, they always carry with them a hidden threat that a pipe-smoking robot has you in its crosshairs with its steely finger on the trigger.
After eight months in Steam Early Access, Sir, You Are Being Hunted is out of beta. Unfortunately, it still feels a little under-baked. There isn't enough content or complexity here to warrant Sir's length on a single playthrough, let alone on multiple playthroughs. Sir, You Are Being Hunted has a delightful sense of humor, but it's just not enough to carry the rest of the experience.
By the end, most of its sights and systems will be all too familiar. But between its uniquely provincial setting and dedication to undergrowth stealth, there's more than enough novel in Sir that you'll gladly be the rabbit in its lights at least one time through.
Sir, You Are Being Hunted brings rock-hard stealth survival to our pleasant pastures and dark satanic mills. Though overly large maps and lengthy backtracking can replace tension with tedium, its unmistakeably British character and unique gameplay fusion wins out, at least for patient players.
While Sir, You Are Being Hunted is a competently made game, its British personality and enemies aren't enough to save it from bland environments, ugly visuals and an overabundance of food and weaponry.